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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Anticipation...

I have now only 12 days until my official due date.

I am so nervous,
mainly because last week the doctor told me my amniotic fluid level was only 4.5, and wanted to induce right then. I've been planning another home birth and he was not too happy with that news- so I told him I'd think about it and talk to my hubby and midwife and get back with him.  Midwife put me on bedrest and told me to push water, electrolytes, and up my calories.  Went in to midwife yesterday and she did a non-stress test- all went really well plus my belly grew a LOT in three days!   I think the doc and she are worried because "I'm old."   (Funny, I don't feel old yet!)

The feelings you have while preggers after miscarriage are so crazy.  Never a peaceful moment.  I second guess everything and it makes me a little crazy.   (OK, maybe a lot sometimes...)  I've been so careful with this pregnancy- I see the midwife, OB, and acupuncturist every week now!

On a lighter note
some sweet friends gave me a fun baby shower last week.
Lots of goodies and great stuff to eat!
I hadn't been to a baby shower in twelve years!   (You don't expect many when all your friends are in their late 30's and up! :)  It was fun to get to be silly and look at tiny clothes again.

Tomorrow I go back to OB and he'll do another ultrasound and see what AFL is.  After doing research I realize this is the new way to get people to be induced, but on the other hand it is truly dangerous if it's genuinely low (but the ultrasound is not a very accurate measuring method.)

So if it is low tomorrow will be our baby girl's birthday...
Really hoping all's well.  I don't want to force her to come before she's ready AND I'd love for another home birth.   Plus, we don't have a name picked out yet! 

Wish us luck!

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